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January 23 and 24, 2019
Expo Entrepreneurs (in French only) | Montréal

Calls for applications

Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA)
Your technology start-up from the ICT, Life Science or Sustainable Technologies sector could gain access to unique resources and contacts that can help your international growth. The application process, criteria, and application time-frame is determined per CTA.
G20 YEA 2019 Canadian Delegation Opportunity
Be one of the 30 young entrepreneurs who will represent Canada at the 2019 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20YEA) Summit in Fukuoka, Japan from May 14-17, 2019.
Filing deadline: January 18, 2019
Coopération bilatérale Québec-Royaume du Maroc
(in French only)
Submit your sustainable partnership project promoting the international mobility of workers, youth, researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and students.
Filing deadline: January 21, 11:59 p.m.

Trade missions

International trade services, powered by the CCMM’s ACCLR experts
Trade missions
Quebec International Trade
Organismes régionaux de promotion à l’exportation (ORPEX)
Provincial government
Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation (in French only)
Federal government
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (in French only)

Contests and grants

To simplify your search, please note that we only display currently open competitions out of more than 250 on record.

Bourses LOJIQ en entrepreneuriat
(in French only)
Do you want to attend a business event abroad, spend some time away prospecting, or take part in a trade mission? You may be able to obtain a LOJIQ grant to help you do so.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process while grants last
Apply for the opportunity to work out of one of Canada’s top accelerators or co-working spaces.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Startup of the month 2018/2019
Sign up for the index of startups of the Quartier de l'innovation in Montreal. To be won each month: promotional videos and articles.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Grands Prix santé et sécurité du travail
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your achievements in health and safety and increase the visibility and credibility of your company in your industry.
Registration deadline: Varies by region
En route vers SXSW
(in French only)
Present your startup project, and you could find yourself on the trade mission to SXSW Interactive (March 9 – 13, 2019, Austin, Texas).
Registration deadline: Varies according to the itinerary of the tour
AI Impact Challenge
You could get financing from Google for a humanitarian or environmental project using artificial intelligence.
Registration deadline: January 22, 2019
Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas)
Register to win a cash prize or a grant awarded to young innovative entrepreneurs.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2019
Start Up Energy Transition Award
Take part in this global competition for a chance to network with international incubators, accelerators and investors, as well as startups in the energy sector.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2019
Excellence Grants for the Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs
You could win a $10,000 grant in recognition of the excellence of your structuring and innovative projects whose social impact is demonstrated.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2019, midnight
Prix Vision Innovation
(in French only)
You have increased your productivity through innovative processes or achievements? You could win a $5,000 grant offered by RECYC-QUÉBEC.
Registration deadline: February 1, 2019, 5 p.m.
Pierre-Péladeau Bursaries
Are you a college student ready to start a business? Enter for a chance to win one of three grants worth $100,000 $50,000, $35,000 and $15,000.
Registration deadline: February 1, 2019
Personnalité du monde alimentaire
(in French only)
Pay tribute to a person you admire in the bio-food sector for their major achievements, leadership and influence in the industry.
Registration deadline: February 1, 2019
Concours vidéo « Coopérer, c'est faire ensemble! »
(in French only)
Make a video clip illustrating your co-op experience in school or in your community for a chance to win one of 6 prizes worth $1,000.
Registration deadline: February 3, 2019, midnight
Concours provincial ARISTA
(in French only)
Are you a young executive, entrepreneur, professional, self-employed worker or leader? Receive recognition for your success.
Registration deadline: February 4, 2019
(in French only)
See your entrepreneurial and personal achievements honored at this prestigious gala presented by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Drummond.
Registration deadline: February 8, 2019, 4 p.m.
Prix Excellence
(in French only)
Register for this exclusive contest that recognizes the talent and efforts of entrepreneurs from Montréal’s South Shore.
Registration deadline: February 11, 2018, noon
Grant+ Montréal inc.
If you are a young Montrealer, you could receive a grant of between $5,000 and $30,000 to start up your business or get access to the Fondation’s Zone.
Registration deadline: February 13, 2019, 5 p.m.
Lavery AI Grant
You could win a $15,000 grant, legal coaching and mentoring services to start your business in the field of artificial intelligence.
Registration deadline: February 13, 2019, 5 p.m.
Prix Distinction
(in French only)
Get recognition for the vitality of your Haute-Yamaska business.
Registration deadline: February 15, 2019, 5 p.m.
Prix médias du Conseil supérieur de la langue française
(in French only)
Two media professionals will share $4,000 in grants to reward their mastery of the French language.
Registration deadline: February 15, 2019
Vise dans le mille
(in French only)
Your Trois-Rivières region creative and innovative business project could win you one of the prizes totaling $50,000.
Registration deadline: February 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
NUMIX Awards
Have the excellence of your digital media production rewarded at a prestigious gala.
Registration deadline: February 17, 2019
Test your pitch – Montréal
Present and discuss their business project with our panel of angel investors and members of Anges Québec.
Registration deadline: February 20, 2019
Gala de l’excellence de la Chambre de commerce du Haut-Richelieu
(in French only)
Get recognition for your contribution to the development of the economy and the reputation of the Haut-Richelieu region.
Registration deadline : February 22, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
L’Oréal Canada Women in Digital
You could win a $20,000 grant, training and mentorship for your start-up business that could revolutionize the digital space.
Registration deadline: February 28, 2019
Bourse d'accompagnement à la relève agricole pour la MRC de Rouville
(in French only)
Are you are a young entrepreneur about to become owner, in whole or in part, of an agricultural business? Enter for a chance to win a $10,000 grant.
Registration deadline: March 1, 2019
Concours Alpha
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your business performance and the contribution of your staff to the vibrancy of the Saint-Laurent, Cartierville and Mont-Royal territory.
Registration deadline: March 1, 2019, 5 p.m.
Mérites en francisation des personnes immigrantes
(in French only)
Have you helped immigrants integrate into Quebec society? Your efforts could earn you a Mérite award.
Registration deadline: March 1, 2019
Prix Harfang des neiges
(in French only)
Get recognition for the contribution of your company to initiatives related to the conservation, management and development of wildlife.
Registration deadline: March 3, 2019
Prix performance Québec
(in French only)
Take part in this competition to gauge your level of competitiveness and perhaps receive the highest distinction awarded by the Québec government to the best performing businesses.
Registration deadline: March 8, 2019
OSEntreprendre Challenge
Whether you are a student entrepreneur, a business creator, or have acquired an existing business, you may qualify for one of the many prizes totalling $700,000.
Registration deadline: March 12, 2019, 4 p.m.
Je suis local et je suis libre
(in French only)
You could get a grant ranging from $15,000 to $35,000 to establish your business on Notre-Dame Street West in Montreal.
Registration deadline: March 15, 2019
Ordre national du mérite agricole
(in French only)
You operate a business in one of these regions: Laurentides, Montréal, Laval, Lanaudière, Outaouais? You could win one of the prestigious awards offered by the MAPAQ.
Registration deadline: May 1, 2019
Bourses à la relève laitière Lactech
(in French only)
Be among the 10 companies to benefit from a $7,500 grant on a “first come, first served” basis.
Registration deadline: July 31, 2019


Also consult the website of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal for a whole host of networking, training and market development activities.


January 1 to 31
Mois du mentorat (in French only) | All regions
January 9 to February 11
Journées agroalimentaires (in French only) | Various regions
January 18 to 20
Brainclub – Le camp : Les Visionnaires (in French only) | Val-Morin
January 21 to 25
Red Tape Awareness Week™ | All regions
January 25
Rencontre Novæ – meet innovative entrepreneurs right where they work: Naak (in French only) | Montréal
January 29
Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) | Montréal
January 30
Forum du mentorat (in French only) | Montréal
January 30
Financement PME (in French only) | Montréal
January 31
Tendances3 – Quelles tendances marqueront l’industrie en 2019? (in French only) | Québec


February 1 to 3
Hackathon 2019 de CBC/Radio-Canada | Montréal
February 5 and 6
Engineering and Computer Science Fair – information for employers | Montréal
February 6
Tax-related information for incorporated businesses: start off on the right foot! | Montréal
February 12
L’événement Mouvement (in French only) | Montréal
February 12 to 14
Routes Americas 2019 – International forum of the air transport industry | Québec
February 18
Tournée Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (in French only) | Québec
February 18
Strategic Forum on Artificial Intelligence | Montréal
February 19
Intellectual property: give life to your creations! | Montréal
February 20 and 22
Colloque QUARIERA – Le rendez-vous annuel des professionnels en emploi (in French only) | Québec
February 21
Tournée Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (in French only) | Trois-Rivières
February 26
Tournée Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (in French only) | Sherbrooke
February 27
Date ton designer : un meetup entrepreneur x designers graphiques (in French only) | Montréal
February 28
Tournée Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (in French only) | Drummondville


March 11
Tournée Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (in French only) | Longueuil
March 14
Tournée Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (in French only) | Laval
March 16
Salon des opportunités – Salon au profit des communautés immigrantes et migrantes de la grande région métropolitaine (in French only) | Montréal
March 19
Tournée Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (in French only) | Rimouski
March 21
Tournée Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (in French only) | Saguenay


April 3
Allumés! Sommet FAC de la relève agricole (in French only) | Saint-Hyacinthe
April 17 and 18
Connexion – le salon de la transformation numérique (in French only) | Montréal


May 22 to 24
C2 Montréal | Montréal
May 31 to June 2
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Québec


June 15 and 16
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Gatineau


September 13 to 15
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Montréal
September 27 to 29
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Magog
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